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economic numbers. norah? >>> in a statement governor mitt romney calls the job numbers a sad reminder that the economy is at a virtual standstill. they both went on the attack for the first time since hurricane sandy. >> this is no time for small measures. this is time for real change. when i'm elected president on day one, we'll bring real change to america. >> he's saying he's the candidate of change. well, let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering sure ain't change. >> reporter: before the numbers came out, i asked robert gibbs if the higher jobless rate supports romney's criticism of the president's record. >> look, i think what we expect to see is continued movement forward, 32nd month of positive, private sector job growth adding to the 5 million jobs that have been created as a result of those positive months. look, we're not where we all we want to end up, but we are making serious, important progress moving forward. mitt romney isn't a change agent. he wants to getg back to the economic theory that got us into this mess. >>
it. >> i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >>> coming across the border just as it got stuck. >>> all that -- >> give me a break. where did that come from? >> you wear a belt, i'll start calling you mister. >> and all that matters. >> amazing time-lapsed video of sandy slamming new york city, the water rushing in, power going out. >> new york might get weird with a few more days without power. [ speaking spanish ] >> when your city is flooded, that is as fluent as antonio >> when your city is flooded, that is as fluent as antonio [ bleep ] banderas. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. as you wake up in the west, the extent of superstorm sandy's damage is becoming cloe ining c more alarming. blamed for 75 deaths in 10 states and 4.6 million homes and businesses still have no electricity. >> in new york city, many subway and xhouter trains are now running. drivers are seeing huge traffic jams going into manhattan. they also face severe gas shortages throughout the new york metro area. hundre
of the deaths is in haiti. also impacting the race for the white house. republican nominee mitt romney and vice president joe biden scrapped political appearances in virginia beach. the storm is interrupting some schedules at a critical point in the campaign with less than two weeks until election day. the candidates say they plan to reschedule their east coast appearances after the storm has passed. >>> more than 10 million votes have already been cast in early voting states for the november 6th election and as drew levinson shows us mitt romney held a rally in the biggest battleground state florida, which begins early voting today. president obama was in another swing state, new hampshire. >> reporter: mitt romney traveled to florida, the biggest battlegrounds state to lock down its 29 electoral votes. >> i need your help, we need to win this. we're taking back america. >> reporter: early voting started in the state saturday. and the romney campaign is pushing supporters to cast their ballots now. with polls showing a tight race, romney hopes to keep his momentum going to election day. >> th
challenger mitt romney was trying to nail down support in florida. >> we are going to win this. you know that. we're going to win. >> reporter: going into the last full week of the presidential campaign both candidates are reaching out to undecided voters. >> i'm asking you to compare my plan with governor romney's. i want you to know what we're proposing, each of us, and see which plan is better for you. >> four years ago then candidate barack obama spoke about big things. now he's reduced to talking about small things. he is shrinking from the magnitude of the times. >> reporter: while early voting is under way in several states, the threat of hurricane sandy is throwing both campaigns into disarray. governor romney and running mate paul ryan were forced to cancel events in virginia and instead turn their attention to ohio, the state that's looking more and more like a clencher. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> speaking of crunching, halfway there. the giants have a 2-0 lead going into game three of the world series tonight against the tigers. nba bay area is in detroit with more for
at 11:00, it is a mad dash to the finish for president obama and governor romney. we will let you know how the candidates are spending the final days before the election. >>> we will have analysis coming up. >>> and the apple new ipad mini is drawing a mini crowd. i'm bob redell. i'll take you live to los gatos coming up. >>> moving to decision 2012. the sprint to the finish. we are looking at the campaign schedules for president obama and governor romney from now until election day. they are making a mad dash seeking swing state votes. we have tracie potts tracking it all from washington. >> reporter: new this morning, the nation's unemployment rate is 7.9%, up slightly from a month ago as expected although 171,000 jobs were created in october, plus 134,000 not originally reported in september. >> this is a great report. >> it is consistent with the consumer confidence numbers. it illustrates the break we have seen. consumers have been saying we have more jobs and we're feeling better. >> reporter: both candidates land in ohio today. so far here is the travel schedule. governor romney
with a rally in boulder, colorado. the president took some pointed jabs at mitt romney saying his economic plan is just a rehash the policies that led to the country's economic crisis and mr. obama heads to the all important state of ohio later tod today. and for his part, mitt romney was in virginia at several campaign stops. he criticized the president for not doing enough to help businesses. also romney said the nation needs a president who understands business better. romney's aides are conceding that the storm's slowed some of his momentum but insist their internal polls show him ahead in some of those toss-up states. romney visits wisconsin and also ohio today. >>> and from the lighter side of politics, vice president biden went on david letterman's show last night to read his top ten list. >> ah,
roosevelt. mitt romney says he will do a better job if he is elected. the republican nominee is spending the last few days of the campaign making that case in the battleground states. romney is in wisconsin and ohio today trying to pick up the few remaining undecided voters. >> and we asked them and you to look beyond the speeches and the attacks and the ads, look to the record. >> reporter: the race is tied in nine swing states. the latest polls also show the race tightening in pennsylvania, a state once thought to be easily in the president's win column. the romney campaign is making a late push to take pennsylvania. the republicans are spending three million dollars on campaign ads there and romney will visit the state on sunday. now, let's look at the markets right now. you can see that the dow is down just by 100 points. stock gave up that early gain despite a decent jobs report. that job is being attributed to traders assessing the potential costs of superstorm sandy. back to the campaign, president obama's camp is calling the gop's effort in pennsylvania an act of desperation. but
nine days away. fine out what president obama and mitt romney are doing as they start their final push. also, the latest on the nanny accused of killing two children in new york. where she sought help right before the murder. >> strong winds, flooding rains and powerful storm surge. sandy is really starting >> more details this morning about that nanny accused of killing two children in new york city. she has no criminal history but did recently seek psychiatric help. the children's mother found the two children stabbed in the bathtub on thursday. they died on the way to the hospital. the nanny had also stabbed herself several times. she is still alive, but investigators can't question her yet because of wounds to her neck. >> a super storm is poised to strike the mid-atlantic with strong winds, pounding rain and even snow. right now sandy is a tropical storm, bearing down on the carolinas with predictions of gale force winds and massive flooding and power outages over the mid-atlantic coast starting later today. mandatory evacuations have been ordered in some areas as millions of peop
. coming up, the election is now just nine days away. fine out what president obama and mitt romney are doing as they start the final push. also, police investigate a deadly shooting in contra costa county. and accused of killing two children in new york, where their nanny sought help right before >> new this morning in contra costa county, oakland police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred just before 2:00 this morning. police responding to shots being fired. found a man who had been shot several times near the intersection of main street and hill avenue. he died at a local hospital. more details this morning about that nanny accused of killing two children in new york city. she has no criminal history but did recently seek psychiatric help. the children's mother found the two and six-year-old kids stabbed in the bathtub on thursday. they were fully clothed. they died on the way to the hospital. the nanny had also stabbed herself several times. she is still alive, but investigators can't question her yet because of wounds to her neck. >> two teenagers were injured when
romney are full speed ahead in the battleground states seeking out undecided voters. president obama was in boulder, colorado yesterday. today he has three campaign events in ohio. he will be anxious to hear the jobs report. political expert telling the san francisco gate if the unemployment rate stays below 8% he believes voters will slug it off. any increase would mean president obama would -- face voters with the highest rate since roosevelt if the rate is above 8%, mitt romney is going to use that to his advantage. he campaigned in virginia yesterday. this morning, romney starts in wisconsin and moves to ohio. "the new york times" reporting the romney campaign is making a serious play for pennsylvania last minute appearance there sunday, polls now show president obama's edge in pennsylvania is narrowing. will the jobs report give either any massive boost? that's unclear. experts say all but a few voters have likely made up their minds, particularly, about the economy. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> developing news for one of the areas hardest hit by the superstorm. con ed officia
numbers out today show that the economy continues to improve, but that gop rival mitt romney and president obama disagree about whether the glass is half full or half empty. nbc bay area's steve handelsman is standing by live in washington, d.c. as we edge closer and closer to election day, steve. >> thanks. ohio may still be the keys. no republican has ever won the white house without winning that state, and this year's nominee is campaigning as if that still is a rule. mitt romney took a break from his ohio marathon and went to iowa. >> we're going to create 12 million new jobs in just four years. we'll see rising take-home pay, and we'll get america's economy growing at 4% a year, more than double this year's rate. >> reporter: the former governor has improved his poll numbers because since the first debate, more voters just like him. >> mitt romney used to be upside down in terms of his likability. well, that's no longer the case. >> reporter: back in lebanon, ohio, a pretty town in the key swing state. >> that's true. >> reporter: these sisters sell furniture. cassie voted for barack
of 8500 people in new hampshire. he hit mitt romney on his record as massachusetts governor. president obama said romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >> in florida mitt romney says the president shrunk from the promises he made. romney says he won't do that and says his tenure of president would include more cooperation across at the isle. rom roll told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponented and wants to build bridges with the democrats. >> both president obama and mitt romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. a stop in virginia will not happen because of the growing threat from sandy, and first lady michelle obama cancelled an appearance in new hampshire tuesday. president obama will head back to the white house from florida sunday night to begin monitoring storm conditions from washington. >>> the election day push is also happening here in california. all over the bay area, phone banks a
mitt romney is in ohio, joining up with his running mate's paul ryan's bus tour. yesterday romney campaigned in 1/2 telling supporters the president has retreated from promises he made during his first campaign. romney says he won't do that. he also said his tenure as president will include more cooperation across the isle. romney told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponents. he says he wants to build bridges with democrats. >>> president obama and vice president joe biden are off the campaign trail today. yesterday the president rallied the crowd of 8500 people in new hampshire. he hit mitt romney on his record as massachusetts's governor. president obama saying that romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >>> both the president and romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. the romney campaign says a scheduled stop in the swing state of virginia will not happen today because of the growing t
romney are encouraging early voting but where hurricane sandy is going to hit, they are expecting a much lower early voting turnout. >>> both the president and challenger mitt romney are canceling campaign stops in virginia. instead of appearing in virginia. he is headed back to ohio. ho canceled his stops and will also stop in ohio and florida before heading back to the white house to monitor the storm. >> he has led a key role for many years. but this year. typically both democrats and republicans are riding on that decision. both the president and mitt romney are neck and neck and they made more than a dozen stops to the state. >> they have been traveling to the buckeye states to get the last votes. >> this is a big deal. we are not picking a president for four years here. we are choosing a path for this country that will last a generation. >> mitt romney will stay in ohio until tuesday and bill clinton will be in ohio tomorrow afternoon. >>> california voters are tolerant of people who are in the country illegally. it comes after they voted to stop undocumented immigrants from using
super storm sandy. and president obama and governor mitt romney wasted no time going on the attack. >> reporter: air force one dropped president obama at his first stop green bay. after three days off the campaign trail, the president wasted no time confronting mitt romney's twist on bringing change to washington. >> he is saying's he is the candidate of change. let me tell you, wisconsin. we know what change looks like. >> yeah! [ applause and cheers ] >> and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. >> reporter: president obama then jetted to las vegas to deliver his closing argument in another key battleground state. >> it's more than just a choice between two candidates. it's more than just a choice between two parties. you're going to be making a choice between two fundamentally different visions of america. >> reporter: the president will be in eight different states before the weekend is over. for both white house candidates, it's now an all-out sprint to election day. mitt romney concentrated on virginia thursday. he toned down his speeches after sandy hit but was on
a look in ohio. perhaps the most important state. mitt romney has 47 percent colorado's, mitt romney, 40 percent. just one percentage point lead over mitt romney the same in florida. in new hampshire, mccrory is 49%. and and the state of iowa, the state has a 6% relieved and that is mitt romney, 54 and the state of nevada, the president is where he is leading but it is certainly in the margin of error. certainly he is it within striking distance. grant lotus, kron 4. >> we will have extended live coverage on election night coming up next tuesday. it all starts at 8:00 you can also stay updated on our website kron 4 .com and facebook & ed twitter. >>jacqueline: and/or twitter -- >>jacqueline: we can see that cloud coverage to the north. we are just seeing the cloud coverage and temperatures in the '50s with the skies expected to clear leading to cooler conditions. fog is expected near the coast but as we are looking at it is possible going away from the coast it could be cooler. and warmer temperatures especially sunday. we will keep it warm for early next week but that cooling will possi
today president obama and republican candidate mitt romney used the numbers to their favor. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney see one number in two very different ways. just listen to their supporters chants. >> four more years, four more years, four more years. >> four more day, four more days, four more days. >> reporter: president obama and his running mate vice president joe biden focused on new jobs added to the economy. >> this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> we created 5.4 million new sector jobs. >> reporter: there are now more workers in america than there were when the president took office in january of 2009. but that includes an increase in the number of people who can only find part time work. mitt romney says look at a different number. >> today we learned that it's actually 7.9% and that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> reporter: hiring has barely kept up, and more than 10 million people can't find a job. p
. today the president rallied a crowd of 8500 people in new hampshire. he hit mitt romney on his record as massachusetts governor. president obama said romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >> in florida mitt romney says the president shrunk from the promises he made. romney says he won't do that and says his tenure of president would include more cooperation across at the isle. rom roll told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponented and wants to build bridges with the democrats. >> both president obama and mitt romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. a stop in virginia will not happen because of the growing threat from sandy, and first lady michelle obama cancelled an appearance in new hampshire tuesday. president obama will head back to the white house from florida sunday night to begin monitoring storm conditions from washington. >>> the election day push is also happening here in california.
in disaster preparedness money. romney has also talked about making some of their services private in the past. a new york times report said that grants to local first responders have been cut 43% over the past two years. >> the gravy train may be ending somewhat, there is money going back but i could see that being hurt. >> reporter: the obama administration and the romney campaign have both softened their stance on fema cuts over the past few days. >> a 44-year-old facing charges in connection with an arson fire that damaged the law offices of the vallejo mayor. maude love pleaded not guilty to three counts of arson. the september 29th fire destroyed much of davis's law office. family members said that love suffer from mental illness. >> the vp hit the campaign trail in florida telling supporters that a romney presidenty would be bad news for women. >> imagine, imagine what the 40 years of progress, women have made in that country would -- what happened to it after four years of the romney appointed supreme court. >> reporter: the vice president held a rally in sarasota. he said he hopes
blacking a cure are. >> it's nonstop for president obama and mitt romney. they're making multiple stops in multiple states. here's a report from washington. reporter: the final sprint to election day for mitt romney and president obama. the president started the day with a brief pause in politics, visiting fema headquarters for an update on super storm sandy recovery efforts. from there a trip to four states. his first stop, ohio-his message why hi deserves four more years. >> we know our ideas. we know they work. we also know that the idea of the other guys, they don't work. reporter: challenger mitt romney worked a pack schedule which i stops in three swing states. his message, why the president only deserves three more days. >> paul ryan and i want to make sure this country gets back on the right track. >> in an a lex many -- election that many say is too close to call, other candidates are out in force. biden turned daylight saving time into a message how romney will set the clock back. >> romney wants to turn the clock back. >> paul ryan visited pennsylvania, traditionally blue sta
, decision 2012 president obama and mitt romney are getting back into the swing of campaigning. following a break because of mecca storm sandy. election day is just now ffour days away. with arizona grant lotus breaks down the maps and shows us how states are being projected to vote. >> here are some of these states that are still up for grabs. florida, colorado you can see on the maps. take a look of how close it is from cnn and in ohio. perhaps the most important swing state. with 50% to commit robberies 40%. just two percentage points ahead. and you can see the same in florida with a huge state. president obama with just a one percentage lead and look at new hampshire. it from the 47%. and i was, six percentage points. and in iowa--6 percentage points. and president obama is leading in these states but it is also in mayor margin of error. he is still however within striking distance. check out this superstore sandy forced both candidates to alter their campaign schedule, big time this week. on facebook, we are asking you what impact do think sandy will have on the election. join the co
against governor romney focusing on an ad the romney campaign is airing in ohio which claims that mr. obama -- >> sold chrysler to italians who were going to build jeeps in china. >> it's an absolutely patently false assertion. >> reporter: we will see the president again today at some point to talk about the storm. overnight he called new york governor andrew cuomo, new jersey governor chris christie and new york mayor michael bloomberg. he also signed disaster declarations for new york and new jersey. as for the campaign, well it's still on hold. the president, however, remains visible. still with the race as close as it is, there's going to be a lot of catching up to do in the last few days before the election and nobody really knows how that's going to work. charlie, norah, gayle? >> one week from today we'll know. thank you bill plante. >>> governor mitt romney is shifting his schedule because of the storm. jan crawford is in cleveland covering the romney campaign and joins us with the latest. jan, hello. >> reporter: good morning. governor romney cancele
president obama and mitt romney say they are confident they will win the november election with different >> terry: major milestone for bart in the southbound expansion to san jose. project has created thousands of construction jobs, when completed it may help support 20,000 high-tech jobs. it's new tunnel that will whisk passengers under fremont's lake elizabeth. it's the centerpiece of central park and bart tunneled under it. more from david louie. >> three years of digging under the park is over and bart invited the public in. it's a crucial link for bart trains to reach a fremont station and san jose. >> we are half mile south of existing station. new warm springs station is five miles down the way. they were among the first take the tour. >> the depth, how far you had to go down, that amazed me. >> they are thrilled the project came in under project. it was budgeted for $249 million but the bid came in at $137 million, a savings of $112 million a result of downturn in construction work. the mayor says the tunnel came about after the city went to court plans to build elevated tracks.
. after all we've been through together we can't give up now. >> mitt romney spending his day in virginia, a state republicans are desperate to flip. >> we're going to win on november 6th. >> he countered the president's closing arguments. >> i believe america needs real change. we're going to give to it american people. >> the latest poll still shows a tight race but new polls in three key states had president obama on top. it's now all hands on deck. vice president biden stumped in iowa. >> american people asking, who can they trust? >> barack obama should be the next president. >> and in ohio, ann romney got emotional as she asked for votes. >> we have come to know this country on an extraordinary level. i can't tell you how much i love it. >> michael bloomberg endorsed president obama. he had been critical of the president and mitt romney. today he said hurricane sandy reshaped his thinking and president obama will take action on climate change. >> a record number of californians now registered to vote in the election. 18 million people are eligible to cast ballots breaking the previo
. whatever the numbers show it will serve more as ammunition for both president obama and mitt romney in their final push before tuesday's big election. political experts say at this point, it's unlikely these numbers will sway voters. today's report will be from october. economists predict a slight gain in jobs from last month. the september report shows unemployment dropped to 7.8%. that was the first dip below 8 since the president took office. today both candidates are plunging into rapid campaign pace. president obama has three events in the battleground state of ohio, mitt romney has two. a lot of analysts say the buckeye state could be the deciding state in the electoral vote. >> today, because of the resilience of the american people, our businesses have created over 5 million new jobs. [ applause and cheers ] >> the american auto industry is back on top. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: yesterday the president got back on the campaign trail after overseeing the government's response to superstorm sandy on the east coast. >> middle income people in america have really been
but with a close race those votes could make a difference. mitt romney was in florida which began early voting this weekend. he held rallies in three florida cities telling supporters it's time for a change. >> so that on -- >> supporters of the -- they do four more years, four more years. i like ten more days. i feel better. >> ten days and you will be stepping into a voting booth and making a defining choice about the future of our country. >> and today again is it nine days. we have hurricane sandy heading toward the east coast as we have been talking about both campaigns have been forced to change the travel schedule. romney scrapped a trip to virginia set for today. he will head to ohio. the president planned to head to florida tomorrow but he pushed his trip to tonight to beat the storm. >>> and face the nation will be taking a look at this final stretch before election day. bob schieffer chats with republican senator john mccain and chicago mayor rom emanuel today. big question, what do both candidates need to do to win this race for the white house? and that's on face the nation at 8:3
has cancelled another day of campaigning while romney says he plans to resume tomorrow. it's a delicate dance for the two candidates. >> reporter: both president obama and mitt romney must be leaders yet not play politics with the disaster. >> i think president obama could be benefited from this. >> reporter: uc berkeley political science professor lin says voters even now are not paying a great deal of attention to the campaign on tv. sandy could change that. >> this is the kind of news event that will turn voters on. they'll be watching the news, they'll see the candidates but will see obama acting as president. >> reporter: the vice president tried to reenforce that imagine. >> i've never seen a guy so focused. >> reporter: governor romney turned a campaign rally in ohio into a storm relief drive. >> romney is in a tougher situation. he has to appear like he's not campaigning and yet he still needs to be in the news. >> would you eliminate fema if you before president? >> reporter: romney was peppered with questions of his plan to end fema. >> if mistakes are made, peopl
. it is now down to the finish line today president obama and republican candidate mitt romney used the numbers to their favor. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney see one number in two very different ways. just listen to their supporters chants. >> four more years, four more years, four more years. >> four more day, four more days, four more days. >> reporter: president obama and his running mate vice president joe biden focused on new jobs added to the economy. >> this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> we created 5.4 million new sector jobs. >> reporter: there are now more workers in america than there were when the president took office in january of 2009. but that includes an increase in the number of people who can only find part time work. mitt romney says look at a different number. >> today we learned that it's actually 7.9% and that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> reporter: hiring has barely kept up, and more th
and has just now cancelled an event for tomorrow scheduled for green bay, wisconsin and governor romney has also cancelled some of his events. we'll have more on the impact on the presidential race. >> we have correspondents stationed all up and down the east coast. let's start with al roker. >> reporter: if you look back at this beech there's usually on a beautiful sunny day from these dunes out to the water's edge about 150 feet as you can see. that is gone. and it is enencroacroaching on dunes. sandy is threatening these dunes and the winds are picking up. sandy has 85 mile-per-hour winds. it is moving north-northwest at 20 miles per hour. so it's picked up forward speed. and at this at any rate it will be reaching the new jersey shore line sometime within the early evening hours to mid to late evening hours here along the shore line. once that happens as you can see on the path all bets off. this is a massive storm. over 800 miles wide. doesn't matter where it hits. but, the northeast quadrant of the storm is the worst part and that's where it will cause problems for new york, coast
-days left. this is a live picture out of roanoke virginia. it's the first of three romney campaign events today. that's one of the key swing states. at 7:15 how romney has changed the tone of his campaigning in the wake of the storm. >>> san francisco city leaders say they kept the financial cost of the giant victory celebration to a minimum. about six dozen cleared three thousand pounds of ticker tape. it's estimated it all cost amole dollars. the giants are picking up the tab with the city paying for clean up and safety. officials say they reworked schedules to reduce overtime. >>> many fans attending the celebration took mass transit. bart had it's highest daily rider ship ever. it carried 553,000 passengers shattering the old record. it was set during the 2010 giant's victory parade. caltrain reported rider ship doubled. >> is election day what it used to be? new numbers show how the people of california plan to vote with a mail in ballot. >> and reports of a sex fantasy league blown out of porportion? what is being reported this morning. . >>> a provedda forecast. the rain will en
election and both president obama and mitt romney are crisscrossing the country to get the vote out. the president will campaign in ohio, wisconsin and virginia. they are aimed at drawing big crowds. bill clinton is campaigning for him and bruce springsteen and jay-z. >>> there was political star power with romney during a stop in ohio. he was joined by his wife, paul ryan and former mayor rudy giuliani. >> accomplishing real change is not something that i just talk about. it's something that i've done. it's what i'm going to do whether i'm president of the united states with your help. romney promised to cut spend and he warnings there could be another government shut down if president obama is re-elected. >>> we want to give you a look at some key battleground states. we have nevada, colorado, iowa, michigan, ohio, new hampshire, and virginia, eight swing states. and according to the latest polls, take a look at the numbers. in these states, the president hold a four point lead over mitt romney. and those are five out of eight states. you can see some of the numbers. nevada is 45
" quinnipiac poll. and in ohio, mitt romney trails the president by about five points. >> how is all of this playing in the battleground this morning. headline in the miami herald, groups brace for show down. some worried about possible recounts, sending lawyers to their states. >> some other papers, denver post said obama ryan visits last in fight for colorado. strategists say the struggle isn't for undecided, it is to make sure registered voters actually get out and get to the polls. >> and the wisconsin sentinel says obama, romney make change, key issues on the stump. and new jobs report to consider. chuck todd, nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent, has more on all of this. chuck, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. you may want to talk about other states, but i think it is coming down to one. polls close in ohio in about 105 hours. between now and 7:30 p.m. eastern time tuesday night when the polls close in ohio, an hour may not go by without one of the two candidates for president or vice president trekking through at least one part of that cr
supporters of mitt romney. now he is seeking praise. >> i was on the phone with the president, personally. he has expedited his expedition of new jersey, a disaster area. the president has been outstanding. >> a great moment 14 romney. chris christie was not the only one in his path. there were also on a presidential call on thursd tuesday. >> as a reminder require extended live coverage on election night. on eight p m. you can also stay updated on our website kron 4 .com we will be right back. >> and today's market update. let us take a look to the numbers the dow jones was falling in the s&p was up just a little bit. the trading was the longest weather-related closure of the new-york stock exchange since the massive blizzard in 1888. >> wall street was open for business, finally. mayor blacbloomberg-it was so important that many people wanted to close positions. >> businesses needed some transactions and a half access to with permission, this is it and this was a pretty big deal and a pretty big storm. since ni with 1888 was the last time. >> over $4 billion. >> it was like mickey mouse mee
, a big impact. president obama and challenger, mitt romney, cancelled events. governor romney was going to head to new hampshire. the president to ohio tomorrow. president obama back in washington, actually touring fema today, making sure that federal preparations are in place and the federal resources are ready to go. but both men will be back on the trail and there's only a week left. >> ama: live from ocean city, maryland, thank you for that report. >>> we will stay on top of the latest storm developments. our superstorm sandy coverage continues on abc-7 at 6:00, and 11:00 p.m. and get updates at any time on abc7.com. >> in other news this evening, at least 1 people must find a new place to live for the time being after a fire drove them from their homes in san jose. the fire broke out around 7:30 this morning in a condominium complex on creek side drive. the flames moved quickly after the fire started in a building that houses several garages. >> the structure did catch on fire. the fire went from the garage into the attic space of the townhome, and also spread laterally, damaging m
and mitt romney to reshuffle the travel schedule. canceled in three states today. he is returning to washington to deal with emergency plans. >> we're going to cut through red tape. we're not going to get bogged down. we're going to make sure we are anticipating and leaning forward. >> our thoughts and prayers are with the people who find themselves in harm's way. >> romney's campaigned canceled three events in virginia yesterday. schedule today appears to still be on track. eased absentee voting requirements. early voting has been canceled in dc and maryland. time now is 4:40. why the new york stock exchange is going dark today. >> a woman who flew halfway around the world just to see the giant's win. >> what the new work course of the space fleet brings home. >> and live pictures this side of ocean city, maryland where sandy is being felt in a big way. much much more coming up. we'll be right back . the pacific ocean off baja-- after a two week trip to the >>> the dragon has landed. the space x space capsule was guided into the pacific ocean after a two week trip to the space st
. i said, mr. president, that is the right call. >> reporter: governor mitt romney is at a rally in ohio today. he is urging supporters to donate. >> swing by. give a hand. >> make sure we do our best to help those impacted by the storm. >> anything he says injects politics into it. and so you want to be careful if you're the romney team to keep an eye on it, obviously. but don't necessarily try to get in front of the story. >> reporter: one week before the election, polls are tied, but campaigning at a standstill. >> i'm not worried at this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on the families. >> reporter: tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> the stock markets are closed for the second straight day. scott mcgrew says officials at the two largest exchanges are working hard to make sure the shutdown does not extend to a third consecutive day. >> good morning. if the markets were closed tomorrow, that would be a problem. tomorrow is the last day of the month. the day the books are closed on stock contracts and portfolios. the nyse is running tests
jersey instead. mitt romney was in ohio collecting money and relief supplies for storm victims. >> i appreciate your generosity. it's part of the american spirit, the american way to give to people who are in need. your generosity this morning touches my heart. >> reporter: from the white house president obama has been calling the governors of storm- ravaged states. one of romney's key supporters has been praising the president's leadership. >> cooperation has been great here on the ground. and the cooperation from the president of the united states has been outstanding. he deserves great credit. >> reporter: while the president remains in washington he's getting help on the campaign trail from former president bill clinton. >> i have worked very hard in this election and i'm not running for anything. >> reporter: clinton was in minnesota tuesday, a state where the race is tightening. he's expected to campaign in six battleground states for president obama before election day. >> social media may hold the key to identifying whoever smashed a muni bus in the riots following the giants
of pension reform. taking a toll on the younget americans. "i'm tired of bronco bamma d mitt romney. (that's why yoe crying? it will be over soo, abby. okay? the election w this is four year >>> it seems that never-ending political ads in swing states are taking a toll on the youngest americans >> i'm tired -- i'm tired of bronco-bama is romney >> that's why you're crying? oh, it'll be over soon, abbey. okay? >> the laegz will be over soon -- election will be over soon, okay? >> okay! [ crying ] >> abbey has had enough, like many americans. can you blame her? she began crying after listening to campaign coverage on npr. the radio station apologized for upsetting her. [ laughter ] >>> the soggy weather wasn't enough to keep some kids from trick or treating. >> they went door to door collecting handfuls of candy. >> superhero! >> a lot of mario and luigis this year too. >> kids were outside, dodging some showers. it got a little soggy in the east bay. a couple showers out there for the month of october. concord, san francisco above rainfall wise. san jose and oakland, below. not much yellow
. governor romney spending all day in virginia with a toned-down message after the storm. we get the latest now this morning from nbc's tracie potts in washington. >> reporter: president obama is back on the campaign trail today. new nbc polls show him ahead by six in iowa. but this week, he focused on new jersey. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape or bureaucracy. >> reporter: touring storm damage with republican rival governor chris christie. >> can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state. some folks will criticize me for complimenting him. i speak the truth. >> reporter: analysts say the president is picking up political points. >> the message that christie is sending voters is that obama is doing a good job. that he's somebody who can be trutsed. >> reporter: in florida, governor romney criticized the administration's record helping small business. >> sometimes regulators seem to look at businesses like they're the enemy. >> reporter: he never mentioned the president by name, but governor jeb bush did, claiming mr. obama is making excuses
while mitt romney gets back on the campaign trail. coming up, 5:15 how sandy is affecting the resident -- presidential race and one of the major supporters is praising obama. >>> and members of the red cross are really helping storm victims, and they need blood donations. jeanine della vega is live at a blood donation center, how can they help jeanine? >>> well, they are actually help ago live taser because of a desperate need on the east coast. they are cause thing cancellations because of three red cross areas and the agency expects more as the storm moves west. so far those cancellations have resulted in a shortfall of more than 9,000 blood and plate late donations. besides trying to recruit people locally they have sent seven people to the bay area and they are sending them as part of the relief effort. they have provided food for victims. there are red cross workers on standby here and they are encouraging people to donate blood and all types are needed especially o positive, a negative and b-negative. the doors are open here at the silicone valley drive and the blood drive goes o
the presidential rates and why mitt romney's most prominent -- mitt romney's most prominent supporters is helping president barack obama with sandy. >>> let's check in on the morning commute, salt? >> -- sal? >>> most people are using transit and metering lights, some people may be driving and also, it is moving along well if you are driving along interstate 880 and oakland. westbound ever 80, there is a little bit of slow -- 580s there is a little bit of slowed traffic but by the time you reach livermore, it answer out -- it evens out. >>> cloudy overall the temperatures can wait, it is not even moving, this system is slowing down tremendously and that is why the forecast model bridges it in by 5:00 than could be some light rain or drizzle by then. again i think it is too fast. there is a system of that is slowly coming through and there is not enough for me to say let's speed things up. we did one south an advance of this system coming in but where is the rain, we can't pick it up yet, it is close but not there yet and it is a long -- it is a lodge way from getting here. further north better o
, the president accused mitt romney of using his talents as a salesman to dress up the policies that failed our country. and president obama said mitt romney would enact tax cuts that favor the wealthy. mitt romney was in virginia. >> i will reach across the aisle and make with good democrats that love american and there are good democrats like that. i am going to meet with them once a year -- >> they mocked president obama's idea to create a secretary of business. he said adding another person to the cabinet won't add jobs on main street. >> the campaigns are still asking for money. with 5 days now till the election you may be wondering why there are still so many requests for donations, the money is needed to help get out the vote. >> they are paying stipens to people who are knocking on doors. >> the winner could depend on who does the best job on getting people to vote. money isologist needed to -- is also needed to pay off campaign debts. how will you vote? take our facebook quiz and find out how they align with your views. just "like" ktvu channel 2 news on facebook and you will find the
and republican challenger mitt romney are launching a major campaign push for the final weekend. cate caugiran joins us now with the latest from the newsroom. good morning. >>> reporter: good morning. today's main focus is on ohio which a lot of analysts say could be the deciding state in the electoral vote. the president has three events in the buckeye state today while mitt romney has two. yesterday, the president resumed campaigning after spending several days overseeing the federal government's response to superstorm sandy along the eastern seaboard. he spoke about the disaster yesterday at a campaign stop in boulder, colorado. >> we have also been inspired these past few days because when disaster strikes, we see america at its best. the petty differences that consume us in normal times, they all seem to melt away. >> mitt romney also spoke about victims of the disaster at a campaign rally in virginia. >> i hope you'll keep them in your thoughts and prayers and if you have a few extra dollars, send them along to the american red cross or to the salvation army or to other relief organizati
candidates badly need. so close to the end, you know they're in ohio. mitt romney in etna. >> i'm counting on you. >> president obama in hilliard, caking credit for the auto bailout. >> in toledo, where chrysler is add mortgage than a thousand new jobs on a second shift, not in china, right here in ohio. >> reporter: it paid off for him, a two-point lead in ohio polls. >> this morning we learned the companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: it's the last jobs report before the vote. 7.9% unemployment, slightly worse. 171,000 new jobs, better than expected, but not great. >> 300,000 really is where we want to be relative to where we were last spring. this is much better. >> reporter: the president went to springfield, ohio, ticking off more than he says is better. >> housing starts are on the rise. we're less depend on foreign oil than any time in the last 20 years. >> reporter: on his way to ohio, romney stopped in wisconsin where he is polling five points behind. >> can obama promise to do so very much, but he has fallen so very short.
obama and mitt romney also can't ignore hurricane sandy. so today marked a brief suspension of the presidential campaign. mr. obama canceled campaigning in florida, wisconsin and flew back to washington to help coordinate the federal hurricane response. mitt romney canceled events in wisconsin and florida. neither campaign wants to appear insensitive with so many americans in harm's way. but the weather delay won't help romney. >> if it benefits anybody, it probably benefits the president because he gets to look presidential because he is the president. he's in charge of the government and in charge of that response. >> romney's campaign is thinking of sending him to new jersey later this week where he could meet with storm victims a with governor chris christie, a romney ally. president obama may sit wisconsin tomorrow. of course, we invite you to stay with nbc bay area news for continuing coverage of the storm sandy. you can always go to nbcbayarea.com for the latest updates. >>> still ahead here at 6:00, the new invention that could prevent some surprising injuries in hos
and president obama and mitt romney are tied in a deadlocked race. president obama and run it are still at 47% a piece. this morninton [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents fabulous but...when i add chicken, barbecue sauce... and cheese...and roll it up woo-wee! i've made a barbecue chicken crescent chow down. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. giants arrived home yesterday to a hero's welcome after winning the world series. there were throngs of fans who were lined up for hours to see the players thrive. the players did arrive with their families. after deck of the bus the in the p pablo sandoval was running back and forth with the trophy in the alley. he handed off to sergio romano. everyone got a thrill. bidding city officials of san francisco are gearing up for a raucous parade to mark a ticker-tape parade celebrating the giants win. we have video crews setting things up the civic ce
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, virginia, north carolina, all of which have suffered from this monster storm. >> the romney camp has had to cancel a lot of their campaign stops, as well. and now they're talking about maybe moving into these areas to make it a campaign sort of walk around and talk to the people that have been impacted. will that help them? >> romney has to be careful on what he does over the next couple of days. remember libya and how he went to it to talk about what the president did wrong? guess what? he can't make it look like he's capitalizing on obama's inability to campaign during the hurricane crisis. there's another problem for romney. the past three days, the president has looked down right presidential, while monitoring the crisis, moving the support where it's needed. even republican governor chris christie has praised the president over his attention to the crisis. this kind of free publicity is terrific. and it may sway some of the people to see the president as that kind of hands on crisis management kind of guy. so you know, sandy will have an impact on the election, we just don't know wh
we know for sure, both president obama and mitt romney are going to be hitting hard the campaign trail in battleground states looking for undecided voters. today the president has three events in ohio that jobs report could moon a lot to him. a political expert tell saying if -- saying if the unemployment rate stays below 8% voters might shrug it off if it goes up the president will face highest since roosevelt. if the should come back above 8 not predicted guys for mitt romney he can use that to his advantage he was in virginia yesterday this morning he starts in wisconsin and moves to ohio. romney campaign making a play for pennsylvania scheduling a last minute appearance there sunday i am will the jobs report mean a manns sieve butte for either candidate? unclear. experts saying all but a few voters have already made up their minds, particularly about the economy. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> hopeful news for one of the areas hardest hit by sandy. power officials say they could have electricity restored to all of manhattan by today. more than 4.1 million customers still with
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